How to skip the cable car
The water taxi option is available for tourists who don’t want to walk up the pathway or take the cable car up.
Cruisers should contact a tour operator to arrange a private boat from the old port to the new ferry port of Athinios (www.santorini-port.com). The ferry port has direct car access with parking area for the waiting tour vehicles. A reliable company that offers this boat service is www.privatesantorinitours.com which cooperates with the boatmen union of the island. The journey time is approx. 25 minutes.The water taxi service from the old port directly to Oia (Ammoudi port) is not available any more due to legal issues. Last Update on August 25th, 2016.